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Charleston & Savannah: Coastal Charms

Experience the sweet southeast coast on a leisurely tour of defining cities and attractions in South Carolina and Georgia. Explore the beautiful grounds of a historic plantation and discover quintessential Southern charm in downtown Charleston on a guided carriage ride. Learn about the Civil War when we cruise to Fort Sumter and enrich your knowledge with museum visits. Discover Savannah, enjoying its rich history and lovely waterfronts including a riverboat luncheon cruise as we dine on classic Southern coastal cuisine. Conclude in the bustling city of Atlanta with tours of CNN, Coca Cola, and leisure time before we part ways with a signature Holiday Vacations farewell gathering.

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Hosted By: Maxwell Schaeffer

Co-Host of WHO Radio's "Max & Amy in the Morning" and Afternoon Drive Host on 100.3 THE BUS

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Day 1 : Sweet South Carolina

Travel to Columbia, South Carolina where we stay for the night.

Day 2 : Charleston

After breakfast, we depart for Charleston. Begin the day with an exploration of the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Witness beautiful gardens and grounds before touring the Drayton family’s historic mansion, providing a glimpse into the history of the 19th-century plantation. Enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch with new friends. Then, embark on a guided carriage ride throughout historic downtown Charleston. Ride through dozens of blocks in the center of the “Holy City,” viewing lovely gardens, quaint houses, mansions, parks, and churches. We stay in Charleston for two nights.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Fort Sumter

We start today with a cruise into Fort Sumter, learning about events leading up to the Civil War. Upon arrival, we join a National Park Service Ranger who provides details about this significant site and its important role in the war. This afternoon brings us to the Charleston Museum where we view exhibits such as Becoming Americans: Charleston in the Revolution, The Armory: Revolutionary and Civil War Weaponry, and City Under Siege: Charleston in the Civil War.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Savannah

This morning, we head to Georgia and travel into Savannah and begin the day with a city tour. Get a good snapshot of historic Savannah on our comfortable motor coach, taking in a narrated tour as we ride through the old Historic District filled with restored buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy picturesque waterfronts, once the location of cotton warehouses and now hotels, restaurants, and shops. A highlight will be the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Later we check-in to our Savannah hotel for two nights.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Riverboat Luncheon Cruise

Begin today at Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table. We learn the history of the regional treat of delicious pralines, and how this confection came from France to New Orleans, becoming a trend across the South. Work together with other guests to prepare a batch of fresh pralines and take home your very own homemade Southern candy that will be a great memory of Savannah. Today enjoy a riverboat luncheon cruise down the Savannah River and kick back to feast upon scrumptious Southern fare with a buffet of signature regionally-celebrated shrimp & grits, Southern fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato soufflé, Southern greens and more. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 : Atlanta

We pack up and head to Atlanta this morning where we visit the Atlanta History Center. With its diverse range of origins and economies, among other things, learn the way railroads helped build this fascinating city, how Atlanta played a big role in the Civil War, and why Bobby Jones is believed to be responsible for popularizing golf in the United States after becoming enamored with the traditionally Scottish sport. We check-in to our Atlanta accommodations and have the evening free for dinner and exploring the city.


Day 7 : Aquarium & Coca Cola

We enjoy a delicious breakfast before experiencing the biodiversity of Earth's marine animals at one of the largest aquariums in the world. The Georgia Aquarium has seven massive galleries featuring hundreds of species including bottlenose dolphins, African penguins, hammerhead sharks, and more. Enjoy lunch on our own at the historic Ponce City Market. Then, take a self-guided tour when we visit the World of Coca Cola, learning about the heritage, history, and bottling of the iconic beverage. Enjoy time at leisure before gathering for a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner to celebrate and relive our memories.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Arrive Home

Arrive home with lovely memories from our time in South Carolina and Georgia.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Columbia
  • 2 nights in Charleston
  • 2 nights in Savannah
  • 2 nights in Atlanta

Attractions & Highlights

  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Carriage tour of downtown Charleston
  • Cruise to Fort Sumter
  • Charleston Museum
  • Savannah city tour
  • Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table
  • Savannah riverboat luncheon cruise
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Ponce City Market
  • World of Coca Cola

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates & Pricing


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Final Payment Date: 08/02/2022

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Departure Cities

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Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Airport

Maxwell Schaeffer

Maxwell is a long time Des Moines radio personality, celebrating more than 40 years in broadcasting! He is co-host of WHO Radio’s Max & Amy in the Morning and afternoon drive host on 100.3 THE BUS.

He leads Marketing and Promotions for iHeartRadio in the central Iowa market. Maxwell’s Iowa broadcast career also earned him the distinction of being inducted into the Iowa Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Maxwell is a well-known Des Moines Community Playhouse “Legend” where he has performed in, and directed, many theatrical productions. He is active in the community, sharing his talent and lending his voice to numerous not-for-profit organizations and businesses.

Maxwell has been a Des Moines resident for more than 30 years, where he and his wife, Karen, raised two sons.

Join Maxwell and WHO Radio listeners on this incredible trip of a lifetime!